Your job search can seem overwhelming, however having a strategy can make the process seem less daunting and much more manageable. Career Services is here to help! Attend our workshops or meet with your Career Counselor for additional help.

 

Clarify Your Career Goals

  • Identify your VIPS (values, interests, personality, and strengths/skills), meet with a Career Counselor for support.
  • Reflect on your education, experiences, and what you know about yourself
  • Determine how you add value, and what you can offer a company
  • Consider personal preference (geographic location, employer size, work environment).

Identify Your Job Targets

  • Research career fields and industries
  • Utilize the Graduate Status Report
  • Explore occupations and the work involved
  • Review job descriptions
  • Identify the steps you need to take (application instructions, materials, deadlines)
  • Identify helpful resources (like specific job boards and networking opportunities)
  • Create a timeline (.xls)
  • Track your interactions and progress along the way

Use Multiple Search Strategies & Resources

  • Keep in mind that the most successful job searches involve a comprehensive approach using more than one strategy. Be sure to use a combination of resources below to help with that search. If you have questions, meet with your Career Counselor to see which strategies work best for your field.

Prepare for Interviews

  • Use our Successful Interviewing guide to help you prepare and perform in interviews
  • Practice interviewing with our online resource Big Interview (access through MustangJOBS)

Evaluate Job Offers

  • When receiving written employment offers, read the offer and make sure that you understand all of the details. Various aspects of the offer may be negotiated depending on industry. Meet with your Career Counselor to determine how to approach salary negotiation.

A sampling of job listing links for specific fields is provided for your convenience.  Career Services does not maintain or monitor the content of these sites; please protect yourself from job scams by learning about common job scam tactics.

Agriculture and Forestry (see also Environment)

Architecture and Environmental Design

Art and Entertainment

Business

Communication and Media

Education (see also Nonprofit) also see Job Search for Educators

Engineering/Computer/Technology

Environment and Outdoors

Government

Health and Medicine

History and Social Science

International

Nonprofit and Social Service

Science & Mathematics

Sports and Recreation/Hospitality and Events

Sustainability

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